Monday, November 20, 2017
"Hail Smiling Morn" When asked to pen my memories of my involvement in The Fair, I was a bit reluctant.   Where to begin?   Then the line from a song came to me “start at the very beginning.”Of course, I had...
In 1965 Rev Norman Swan came to Bo’ness as Minister of Carriden Church.   Norman Swan loved history and tradition and at the same time was forward thinking and open to new ideas. Talking with Charles Snedden, Provost of Bo’ness...
Bo’ness has a lot of history and one of the most vibrant things that we can never forget is the Bo’ness Fair. For many years the Fair has grown. You would have thought eventually it would die off but...
As I sit down to write this article for the 2015 Bo’ness Children’s Fair Festival, the sun is shining, the sky is blue and everything in the garden is starting to grow. Buds are on the trees and flowers...
What was it like to be a Bo'ness Fair Queen more than 50 years ago? Actually, I can remember it as if it were yesterday! I was the first Fair Queen to be chosen from the new Kinneil Primary...
IN DIRECT contrast to the previous year's cold and damp conditions, the 12th Fairs Cup Over 30's football tournament was held at a glorious sun baked Douglas Park. Bo'ness 2013 with Kinneil Primary School former pupils "A" team once...
ARCH BUILDING has long been a traditional part of the Bo'ness Fair. I would like to share some of my memories of this with you.My father, Charlie Hunter made six arches for the Bo'ness Fair, starting from humble beginnings...
AFTER the Christmas holidays, on the first day back at school, I was elected to be Queen of the Bo'ness Fair Day!I remember seeing Mr Stewart and Mrs Ritchie and also our head teacher Mrs Hanlon announce that day...
ANYONE from Bo'ness knows that there are really only two times of the year - Before the Fair and After the Fair! Before the Fair starts 5 minutes after the bells on Hogmonay, when someone inevitably pipes up "It'll...
FOOTBALL has a way of serving up the most unexpected results. The previous evening the Netherlands had shocked the world of football by destroying the reigning champions Spain 5-1 at the World Cup in Brazil. As it turned out,...

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2009 – Is There More To Bo’ness Than The Fair?

This is probably a rather emotive subject to write about in the Fair programme.But let me say, right now, that I am not trying...

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